With the relatively warm weather, the air has certainly begun to smell like spring. Gardening has been on my mind and thoughts of hooking up the plow and working the fields have led me to start working on equipment. About a million other springtime projects have suddenly taken on a frantic new importance.
It seems I am not alone in these early feelings of spring. These daffodils also seem impatient (and yes the picture really was taken today). This is something I always look forward to but know not to expect until late February or early March.
I am not sure how this has happened so early. It could be blamed on the mild weather, but that has happened before. This is not something I will use as evidence that spring is really here, simply because for that to be the case would have implications that I am not ready to imagine.
Whatever the case, I will take a moment to stop and enjoy this little springtime tease and take in the smell of damp earth every chance I get. Meanwhile, If you know of a reason the flowers are blooming a month or so early, please let me know.